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two. You read through the pregnancy
booklet and see a long list of what you are going to need for the arrival of
your little bundle of joy.
those cute newborn baby clothes?
how I am with anything pink! (Proof is
this blog and another proof is how I love Pink’s music.) I bought a bunch of
tiny, pink newborn clothes that would probably give my daughter a fresh change
for over a year (not quite, of course, I am exaggerating, but you get the drift.
I bought a bunch of clothes which will only fit a newborn).
Who can resist those tiny clothes in pastel blue , purple, pink and
yellow? But hold on, before you go gung-ho
and purchase every piece of baby clothing you think is eye candy, consider first
how useful and practical it is.
consider the following:
Have you tried putting clothes on a newborn? I swear newborns seem all heads! I remember trying to fit a cute shirt over my
newborn’s head and failing.
short and long-sleeved cotton cardigans with a snap front closure, onesies/body suits with big or stretchy neck
opening and comfortable leg openings, and sleepers in comfortable cloth. And
oh, they don’t need to be in generic white or printed with cute dinosaur
patterns. You can dress up your little
one in your favorite team’s color like the onesies from http://www.babyfans.com/baby-packers.aspx.
you have a baby girl, please forego any lace sewn on any part of the clothing. It
can be quite irritating to the skin.
Also consider where the snaps and buttons are. Snaps and buttons at the back will be
uncomfortable for the baby. Make sure
the buttons and snaps are not coming off.
Check them every time you wash the clothes. The buttons can easily end up inside your
little one’s hand which she can accidentally put inside her mouth.
sure the onesies and romper suits you buy have snap crotches to make it easier
for you to change diapers.
do grow fast! Don’t buy a lot of clothes
of the same size like I did. You might
just end up with clothes that were never worn because your baby has outgrown
not buy expensive designer baby clothes.
They will be worn for just a few months.
not buy shoes for newborn. I have a
confession. I was so in love with the
Air Jordans I got a pair for my little boy (besides, I was so excited to have a
boy after my two girls), thereby violating #5 and a fact of life – babies cannot
walk. (Plus, you cannot imagine how difficult it was to put those shoes on baby’s
feet and fear that it will fall and get lost in the mall!)